Film Quarterly (Spring 1963) [cover: lobby of the Fox Theatre, San Francisco]

By: {Kael, Pauline} Callenbach, Ernest, ed.

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[nice clean copy, minor rubbing/scuffing to rear cover, a little wear at extremities]. (B&W photographs) Founded in 1946 as "Hollywood Quarterly," this was one of the best "serious" film journal of its day, and one of its greatest pleasures was encountering the early film criticism of Pauline Kael, preceding her legendary stint at The New Yorker, which commenced in 1968. This issue, in addition to Kael's review of Peter Ustinov's BILLY BUDD (which she generally praises, but also typically uses to get in a shot at Lewis Milestone's "slovenly, incoherent" MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY) and her capsule comments on some "Films of the Quarter," contains the first appearance of her famous essay "Circle and Squares," an anti-auteurist screed that put her on a collision course with (among many others) Andrew Sarris. (She derided the auteurist approach to film criticism as "an attempt by adult males to justify staying inside the small range of experience of their boyhood and adolescence." Ouch.) Also in this issue: an analysis of the work of Francois Truffaut, with much about JULES AND JIM (at that time his most recent feature); and two interesting pieces about the state of film scholarship ("Film Scholarship: Present and Prospective" by Jerzy Toeplitz) and education (a survey, "University Film Teaching in the United States," which discusses the programs at Boston U., Columbia U., Northwestern, Ohio State, Stanford, the University of Iowa, USC, and UCLA).

Title: Film Quarterly (Spring 1963) [cover: lobby of the Fox Theatre, San Francisco]

Author: {Kael, Pauline} Callenbach, Ernest, ed.

Categories: Cinema: Periodicals,

Edition: (Vol. XVI, No. 3)

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1963

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Periodical

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 22758

Keywords: Pauline Kael Film Criticism Film Education Auteur Theory